Canadians raise an estimated $21.5 million for breast cancer research at the 24th annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

We're all in this together in support of a future without breast cancer

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the 24th annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure was a great success thanks to the contributions and efforts of 115,000 participants and volunteers. Based on today's results, an estimated $21.5 million was raised in more than 60 communities across Canada for breast cancer research and to help support the 25,200 Canadian women and men who will be diagnosed in 2015 as well as their families.

"Today, we were truly 'all in this together' as more than one hundred thousand Canadians united across the country for the CIBC Run for the Cure," says Lynne Hudson, CEO, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. "I want to thank each and every one of the participants, volunteers and donors for making a difference, and bringing us one step closer to realizing our vision of creating a future without breast cancer."

With the funds raised at this annual event, the Foundation is able to invest in innovative research that is helping determine the genetic causes of breast cancer, finding innovative ways to detect breast cancer, and personalized breast cancer prevention and treatment options.

For nearly 20 years, CIBC has been the proud title sponsor of the CIBC Run for the Cure.

"On behalf of all of us at CIBC, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our clients, friends, families and neighbours for joining us across Canada," says Christina Kramer, Executive Vice-President, CIBC and CIBC's Executive Run Sponsor. "For all of the women and men touched by breast cancer and their loved ones, your participation means everything."

Since 1992, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led national event in support of creating a future without breast cancer. For more information, visit www.cibcrunforthecure.com.

About Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer.  Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, we have been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Join us at www.cbcf.org.

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC and our employees are committed to the social and economic development of our communities, with a focus on Kids, Cures and Community. In 2014, CIBC supported over 420 communities across Canada, contributing more than $42 million to 1,780 charitable and non-profit initiatives, including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC on our corporate website at www.cibc.com/ca/media-centre/.

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SOURCE Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

Image with caption: "Today 115,000 Canadians joined together for the 24th annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. At over 60 sites, an estimated $21.5 million was raised to support breast cancer research and community health programs that are leading groundbreaking work across the breast cancer spectrum. (CNW Group/Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151004_C6585_PHOTO_EN_513388.jpg

For further information: Chris J. Burke, Sr. Manager, Event Marketing, (416) 263-7949 or cburke@cbcf.org

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